We've reached halfway. The question that presents itself in the next fifty albums follows this general trend: does the album's historical significance necessitate its position high on this list of greatest albums. With Here's Little Richard this question must be confronted. The thing is, Here's Little Richard presented rock n' roll to the United States in a barnstorming fashion. Little Richard's debut album contained his chart-topping hits like "Long Tall Sally" and "Jenny, Jenny." Listen, these are not songs I would ever listen to again. Not many people would.
But they're important. Right? So, what do we do? Well, I'll start by pointing out that Here's Little Richard holds up far more than Elvis' Elvis Presley – the debut album from the king. So, let's give Li'l Rich some credit for jiving his way into the hearts of millions of Americans. Throughout rock n' roll, soul, and funk, there persists a trend of iconic musicians who have defined their era. Little Richard is one of the firsts – also, you can't fault the man's style, that mustache hasn't aged a day.
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